Nick Adams grew up in Nederland, Texas, and has been working as a photojournalist since high school. He attended Western Kentucky University. He has worked at various daily newspapers around the country, including time as the photo editor at the The Register-Mail in Galesburg, Ill, where he was named NPPA's Region 5 Photographer of the Year. His work has been featured in American Photography 29 and 30. He has worked for Disney, Reuters, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Education Week, and USA Today.
Adams is based in Olympia, Washington.